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are here in the big city of washington, d.c. for president obama's second inauguration. and so let's talk more about cities. >> that's right. because president obama got a lot of support from big city voters in his bid for a second term. and whether it's crime or jobs or health care, people who live in urban areas are now looking to the president to help them solve some of their problems. >> that's absolutely right. and atlanta mayor reid supported president obama, nice enough to be here with us to talk about these issues. we were saying in the break, we talked so much about the federal government. it's the cities where the rubber meets the road and so nice to have this conversation with you. what do you think, if you want to speak for your city or cities acountries the country, what is the biggest issue facing cities, facing mayors as we head into the president's second term? >> i think cities is where hope meets the street. and our biggest issues are infrastructure related. 70% of our country's gdp occurs in cities. if you want a healthy country, you want cities up and moving. and we ha
. ahead, we'll talk about president obama's potential executive order on gun control. we're talking to connecticut senator chris murphy about what the president actually can do as well as vice president biden's expected recommendation. that's coming up in just a few moments. first, though, we want to get an update on some of the other stories that are making news. john berman has that in new york. good morning, john. >> good morning, soledad. the nation wooild flu outbreak, it's just about everywhere. in all but three states, in fact, those lucky states, california, hawaii, and mississippi. in new york city the big hassle involves trying to get vaccinated. there's a run on the vaccine at some pharmacies and urgent care centers since governor andrew cuomo declared a public health emergency. debate resumes today in the house of representatives over two bills that address sandy relief aid. despite opposition from house conservatives, the bills are expected to pass providing an additional $50 billion to the hard hit northeast. lawmakers in the affected areas including new jersey governo
. you know, in policies, kind of according to what president obama wanted to do yesterday. >> let's talk about that. the president unveiled plans to curb gun violence yesterday. i want to listen to part of what he said. >> okay. >> congress should restore a ban on military style assault weapons and a ten-round limit for magazines. the type of assault rifle used in aurora, for example, when pared with a high-capacity magazine has one purpose. to pump out as many bullets as quickly as possible. >> it looks unlikely that the president will get ab assault ban by the senate. how do you feel about that? >> you know, just the fact that he is hearing our plea not only from aurora, but from newtown, from tucson, from all of these different places, you know, our pleas are being heard, and that is that we hope that, you know, other -- there are other people out there every day, getting killed, and we're trying to c b curb -- get some kind of policy in place so 34 people aren't affected every day due to gun violence. >> almost two weeks ago, you mentioned what would help you heal if cinemark would
.r.a. expressing confidence that an assault weapons ban already being talked about in washington will not make it through congress. the n.r.a. is standing by over concerns of a meeting with vice-president joe biden saying the obama administration needs to stop focusing solely on guns and gun owners. >> we wish instead of talking about guns specifically, that t they would have addressed what will we do in the future. what will we do about a broken mental health system that allows people potentially violent to be on the streets? >> and a liberal think tank weighing in for the first time shall the center for american progress announcing it's joining a full scale campaign to push for more gun control laws. >> the organizations will be working to work in the states, and ensure at that we have the voice and really have the american people and really gun owners who listen to the proposals, their voices at the table as well. >> harris: all of this in the wake of a week long series of meetings hosted by the vice-president as he puts together a plan to curb violence, he says. we expect that plan to be
towards the country's spending limit once again, folks. you know what that means. talking about time to raise the debt ceiling, right? president obama warned he will not enter into another game of brinkmanship as he referred to it over the debt sealing with republicans. >> the issue here is whether or not america pays its bills. we are not a deadbeat nation. if congressional republicans refuse to pay america's bills on time, social security checks and veterans benefits will be delayed. investors around the world will ask if the united states of america is in fact a safe bet. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. martha: a lot of talk about the president's demeanor at that news conference yesterday. we'll get into that a little bit more coming up but for now does this really come down to an issue of raising the spending limit or defaulting on our credibility as the president has talked about. let's bring in stuart varney, host of "varney & company" on fox business network. so, stuart, you feel the way he is framing this is incorrect? >> ye
in the next term of president obama. reporting from washington d.c., i am tori campbell, ktvu. >>> can you briefly touch on the energy out there compared to four years ago? >> well, i wasn't here four years ago and i was talking to people that were. they said still a lot of buzz and he can sitement. that is pretty typical for a second term. it is still expected to be 600, 800,000 people here. a fourth or third of four years ago. >> and it is better, the weather, than four years ago. so we are not complaining. >>> we will check back with you a little bit later on in "mornings on 2". >>> just about an hour ago, president obama and vice-president joe biden attended a wreath layinging at the cemetery -- a we will laying at the cemetery. >>> high surf advisory is in effect at bay area beaches. it will continue through this afternoon. swells between seven and 10 feet are expected. some will reach up to 0 feet. beach goers and fishermen are told to use caution. alex savidge is live at half moon bay with the extreme surfing set to start an hour from now. good morning, alex. >> reporter: well, that
the next four years extremely difficult from a governing standpoint. let's talk about it with chris wilson, a republican consultant, former executive director of the texas republican party and the president of new heights communications. kristi, to you first. candidate obama in 2008 promised to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term. that hasn't happened. how about by the end of his second? >> well, john, i think what's important to remember is that as president obama is starting his second term, he's doing so in a remarkably strong position with high approval ratings and a great record in his first term. when he started, as we all know, the economy was in the ditch. he was able to successfully get us out of that at the point where last week the u.s. stocks closed at their highest level in five years and was able to pass historic health care legislation. by contrast, republicans have their ratings in the toilet. what that means is that there's probably -- it's going to bode well for their ability to compromise with him and for the president to get a second term agenda passed.
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